When I saw this party hosted by Vicki at "2 Bags Full", I just knew I wanted to participate. I love to visit and comment, and love comments in return. And...........new followers!
To read more throughout the post, just click on the photos.
I love my followers, I really do. I try to have a one-on-one relationship with almost all of them. Some I can't track down, so I assume they don't blog. Some post infrequently. Some don't respond to me. Several are my close friends in real life. I enjoy the camaraderie that comes with blogging. I know there are real people behind the blogs, and having met and communicated with them for nearly two years, I have to say I am grateful to have them in my life.
I live a simple, quiet life in a really big city: New York!
|I live in one of NYC's 5 boroughs: Staten Island|
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY but living on Staten Island for the past 20 years, but my heart is part New Yorker, part Southern lady, part European, and part country girl. I have two birds who are my feathered babies.
|Pearl Angel, 3 yr old one legged cockatiel|
|Kiwi, 17 yr old green cheek conure|
I named my blog for them, and now they both give me a hard time when it comes to taking photos. I want them to be more active on the blog, but without photos, it's hard.
I love to cook and bake, but living alone makes that hard. I love to make food from my childhood, mostly Italian dishes from Naples and Sicily.
|Easter Grain Pie|
|Noritake 'Carmela', issued 1947|
|Peddlers' Village, Lahaska, PA Christmas Festival 2012|
|The Talking Teacup, Chalfont, PA|
|Melick's farm, NJ|
Because of blogging, I am slowly getting back to doing some (simple) crafts, and I am planning to paint my guest bedroom furniture with chalk paint, and I have picked up my crochet hook after 25 years. Yes, blogging has had a positive influence.
March 11th will be my 2nd blogaversary. I can't believe it, time has flown by. I will be having a giveaway to celebrate, and I hope you stop by again. Giveaway will be announced after Valentine's Day. I look forward to visiting all of you.
Many thanks to Vicki at "2 Bags Full" for organizing and coordinating all the participants.
Joy springs from within; no one makes you joyous; you choose joyfulness.
~ author unknown